The popularity of WhatsApp's in India is undeniably extraordinary and also the country is amongst the major markets of social media platform with approximately 200 million subscribers on monthly basis. On the other hand, there are chances that this could be changed. As per a recent report in IANS, several suggested regulations of government regarding social media corporations that are already functional in India are posing a risk to the existence of WhatsApp, as stated by one of the top executive of the organization.
"Of the proposed regulations, the one which concerns us the most is the emphasis on traceability of messages," highlighted by IANS quoted Carl Woog, WhatsApp's Head of on a media workshop.
WhatsApp that is owned by the Facebook, enables end-to-end encryption service by default due to which no one other than the sender and recipient can perceive the message, not even the WhatsApp. As per Woog, who had served as a deputy assistant of the US secretary of defense for communications, suggested that the modifications are not reliable with the robust privacy securities that the people all across the world are eyeing at. He further added that the guidelines will necessitate WhatsApp to re-design its product that will see it ceasing to be in its present form.
In addition, end-to-end encryption property of WhatsApp makes it difficult for the enforcers of law to catch hold of the lawbreaker behind crusades that spread distortion.
The recommended guidelines call for the social media platforms to follow a procedure for preventing their misuse of spreading distortion that might lead to violence.